Capital C

If I could have picked from the entire alphabet,
“C” wouldn’t have been my
Scarlet letter of choice.
But they stitched it to my neck
while I was sleeping.
After telling me it was going to be a upside-down question mark
—Which I kind of adored the mystery of.

Instead. There’s this
that everyone
sees now.
No question mark. No mystery.
Cancer. With a capital C.

No one thought I would change the “ancer.” Ya see.
I ask that letter a different question these days.
And it always “ancers” back…
With a capital C.

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